Former minister Farid al-Khazen reported Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir as saying on Monday that the indictment is an "opportunity to test the Lebanese in confronting its repercussions if any Lebanese side is accused of being involved in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri."
He urged the need to fortify the internal governmental situation so that it may be up to the task of tackling any development that may take place before the indictment's release.
The patriarch voiced his concern with the situation in Lebanon, whether over the indictment or the fires that have erupted in various locations across the country, praising President Michel Suleiman and Interior Minister Ziad Baroud's quick response in combating the Fatri fire.
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